Walmart Orders Greeter to Stop Saying Certain Phrase but Caves After Community Uproar

Photo Credit: WSBTVPublic pressure and strong support on social media have forced Walmart in Blue Ridge to do an about face on censoring one of their long-time greeters.

James Philips is the first person people see when they walk into Walmart and he has always greeted them with “Have a blessed day” until someone complained and he was silenced.

When Philips was told that as a Walmart employee he could not greet people with the phrase, the community became his mouthpiece.

“I wasn’t trying to start a movement, but I am very appreciative that people thought enough of me to stand up for me this way,” said Philips. “I want to just be one of the best greeters I know how to be.”

After a public outcry over the decision, Walmart caved. (Read more from “Walmart Orders Greeter to Stop Greeting” HERE)

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  • CountryBoy

    Good for him….. We need MORE people to stand up for what is right in this country….. instead of being silenced by 1 or 2 people…..

  • MikeyParks

    Since when did “blessed” become off limits to the PC crowd? And since when did Walmart bend over for the PC crowd?

    • Eric Horn

      Where have you been?? WalMart has been caving to the extremists and left wing PC Crowd for ages..

  • gracentruth

    Blessings everyone. Peace,

  • Mark

    How come Walmart doesn’t have stricter regulations about what one wears and how one looks while shopping in their stores? Some of the ‘Walmartians’ I’ve seen at our local store can give you nightmares.

    • Jeff Thornton

      they do, its about the management upholding the regulations

  • Lilli

    Who would object to someone wishing them a ” blessed day”…??…Geez…….Well then, how bout you just have a sucky one….Mmmmkay??

  • leewacker

    One of our Walmart cashiers says this same phrase to each customer she checks out. I asked her done day if she had gotten into trouble for repeating the phrase; she said, “Not so far.” A chilling comment if I ever heard one. I told her that as far as I was concerned, she should “damn the torpedoes and keep right on saying it.”
    Sounds good of a bad day. ed

  • Kent2012

    the communists and rags keep trying…we need to stomp them back to the stone age….a B52 or two would not hurt either…